The box was addressed to a rented room; it was part of a large old Victorian house in Rochester New York. The box contained several copies of Flipside Fanzine and 13 cassette tapes of KFJC. I guess AL Flipside felt sorry for me and mailed them.
Twenty years later the box has been with me on a long journey. In time I upgraded the cassette tapes to CDs. Then for the last 6 years the box, with CDs, was placed in a closet to mature almost as good as whiskey.
I often wondered what I would do with the tapes, and thought to just throw them away. I tried a few different approaches of presenting the discs, but lost interest.
Now, I have found the perfect place to present the tapes on my WordPress blog. It was rather easy to do: I can rip the CDs through Windows Media changing their format to a compatible one to post on my WordPress blog. Good golly Mrs Molly !!!
These CDs preserve a part of Flipside Fanzine’s musical history which is all about the BIG PUNK ROCK.
I have not listened to them in 28 years. I admit to being embarrassed, humiliated and happily touched by the last three published tapes.
This was one of many examples of being MORE THAN A WITNESS….
Now for Tape Four 08/13/84…
KFJC Hosted By Hudley Flipside Tape four 08/13/84 02 Track 2 a
KFJC Hosted By Hudley Flipside Tape four 08/13/84 02 Track 2 b
Here are all 13 tapes…
Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Ten Year Anniversary Issue # 54 for sale. (replica) 1977 to 1987 Documentary of the early Punk Rock Scene.
Posted in "In the beginning there was a void except for the written word." The Avengers (Band), Flipside Radio KFJC 89.7 Hosted by Hudley Flipside 1984
Tagged AL Flipside, Flipside Fanzine, Hudley Flipside, KFJC, Old School Punk Rock, postaday, punk music, PUNK NO-stalgia :Punk Rock, punk rock music, Rock Music, the written word
Helen Jewel was a consistent staph worker on Flipside Fanzine during the 1980s. We met her through another friend through Pete Landswick. She lived near uptown Whittier in a second story funky apartment. She drove around in an old primer grey Porsche. She had a distinct style about her that was a bit on the Femme fatale side. At the time she worked at a local ceramic business and painted ceramic pieces. She was well-educated in the arts and literature and had a wild side. This is why, I guess, she hung out with us.
I remember when I turned her on to The Misfits. We just saw them live and interviewed them for an issue of Flipside to be published. She did not seem impressed at first, even when I told her all about the band. She was not easily impressed by others at all and told me once,
“If someone has the guts to insult me, I know they are my friend!”
The Misfits were going to play the Whisky A Go Go. I almost begged her to go. I told her,
“You just have to see them to believe them.”
She went. I will never forget the Misfits when they hit the stage. Glen Danzig was between two out-of-sight monsters of testosterone Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Jerry Only. Both with their Devilocks hanging down as far as Helen’s mouth.
There just are no words to describe how much fun these guys are to see live, so I won’t, but it felt out of control!
We went out of control!
Interview In Flipside Fanzine…1980s punk rock, courtesy of Hudley Flipside
Also read, Helen Wrote About Dead Clubs
Posted in PUNK NO-stalgia :Punk Rock
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